Azienda Agricola Cos

The taste of Africa jumps out at you not just from the various architectural ruins but also more importantly from the vegetation: olive, carob and almond trees and vines abound. The climate as well recalls Africa with its red, ochre and yellow tones.

Three friends founded Azienda Agricola COS, in 1980: Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti. The acronym of their last names is where the name for the winery – COS – comes from.


For over 3000 years, the Earth has had grape vines. This is an extraordinary gift that we have been given and that we have received with humility and work with in our own way. We are always looking to work as artists in terms of our concept of a wine. This has enabled us to undertake a very difficult path but one that we are fully satisfied with and that we intend to pursue wholeheartedly. For the past 30 years, we have been creating our history and putting it into every glass of our wine, our story, the story of our ancestral lands.

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COS Pithos Rosso 2016
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91+ (Certified Organic; 60% Nero d’Avola/40% Frappato)“The COS 2016 Pithos Rosso is bright and luminous with a very buoyant and direct delivery of aromas. It feels like there could be a vague spot of volatile acidity, but this serves to prop up (in Italian: "dare spalla") the careful
Item Number: 32370
Case: $299.40

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Rosso 2015
"Cos Pithos Rosso, biodynamic, Frappato and Nero d Avola, Amphorae. Fermented in concrete amphorae, Pithos Rosso Cos has a stunning nose of violets and raspberry blossom. The mouth is floral, warm and supple, the berry fruit flavours are complemented by soft tannins. The palate is sweet and round,

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Rosso 2014
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Radiant and earthy, this blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola boast enticing scents suggesting dark-skinned berry, leather, sunbaked earth, sea breeze and a floral note. The creamy, succulent palate doles out juicy black cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and aromatic herb

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Bianco 2015
This intense, complex white wine takes it's name "Pithos" from the Greek word for the clay amphorae that it is vinified and aged in. Nutty, mineral-laden and full of fleshy white fruit notes, this is exceptional Sicilian white unlike any other.

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Bianco 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A bracing white, showing rapier acidity and light tannins, with lovely aromas and flavors of tea rose, dried marjoram, singed orange peel, myrrh, almond skin and steeped white cherry that lead to a firm and chewy finish. For fans of this distinctive style. Grecanico. Drink now

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Rosso 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "This medium-bodied red shows a mix of ripe black cherry and strawberry fruit, with hints of wild herb and loamy earth. Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Drink now through 2024." —A.N.

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Rosso 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"An elegant red, open-knit and creamy in texture, with soft tannins and juicy acidity structuring the flavors of red licorice, black cherry puree, tea rose and dried herb. a crowed-pleaser, offering a lasting finish of smoke and spice" ~A.N.

Azienda Agricola 'COS' Pithos Bianco 2012
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2012 Pithos Bianco is a pure expression of Grecanico macerated on its skins for seven months in clay amphorae that are buried underground. It pours into the glass revealing a light orange color that is laced with brilliant highlights of shiny gold and amber. The bouquet is